Your CCAC is your single point of access to information about, and to apply for admission to, Long-Term Care Homes. You cannot apply directly to the Long-Term Care Home. Your CCAC Case Manager can:
To qualify to move into a Long-Term Care Home, you must:
To appeal a decision that states you are not eligible, ask your CCAC Case Manager for the appropriate contact names and phone numbers.
Although the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care pays for the care you receive, you are responsible for accommodation costs, which are standard across Ontario. Rates are typically reviewed annually by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Current rates (effective July 1, 2010 and subject to change) are:
If you do not have enough annual income to pay for the basic room, the government can help you through a subsidy that will bring the cost down to a level you can afford. The subsidy is not available to people requesting semi-private or private rooms. Your CCAC Case Manager can help you apply for the subsidy. If deemed to be eligible for placement in a long-term care home, no one will be refused because of an inability to pay.
Now that you have some basic information about Long-Term Care Homes, find out more about Choosing a Home.